Argentina, a country that’s known it’s soccer players, it’s economic crisis and for having one of the cheapest stores in the world, as can be seen on SteamDB.
First, it has to be known that’s not possible from a player based in Argentina to send you a gift if you live in the US, Europe or Asia. That’s because when price difference is above 5% the system blocks you from sending gifts to other countries.
You should opt for other methods, such as creating a new Steam Argentina account from scratch. Fortunatelly, this is still possible.
How to change a Steam account to Argentina
Some time ago you could change your Steam region by using a VPN + Gift Card in ARS (Argentina’s currency) but today is only possible using local credit cards.
It’s not a big deal, because you can still register an account from zero in Argentina and still enjoy the best discounts from this region. The trick is to use a VPN, but one that provides residential IP’s, not just anyone.
Hola VPN is a popular VPN service that assigns residential IP’s (from homes) as it’s based on a P2P network. It has a free plan which serves pretty well for our purpose.
You can download Windows client here. Also available for MAC devices & game consoles.
In order to start using Hola VPN, you must register an account. You can quickly register with your Facebook or Google profile to speed up the process. After confirming your free subscription, just search for Argentina in the list of countries and after some seconds you should be connected.
If you’re already paying for a VPN subscription with 🇦🇷 IP’s, make sure they’re residential and not from datacenters. Check it here.
Once you’re connected to Argentina with VPN, just start your desktop Steam client and proceed to register an account as you would normally do. But first make sure you’re logged out from your current account.
Note: VPN is only necessary during registration. After you finish registering your account and loading your first funds, it won’t be needed to use VPN in the next sessions.
How to buy in the Steam Argentina store?
The latest changes in Steam policy means that you should use a payment method from the same region as configured.
As example, if you’re from UK, you won’t be allowed to use a credit card from your country to make a purchase in the Steam store from Germany.
This is when the Steam Gift Cards in ARS come at our rescue. In it’s digital form, you can purchase these cards from anywhere and then use them to load funds into your Argentina account.
Purchase Argentina gift cards
If you are outside of Argentina, the most common method to add funds is by using gift codes, which you can buy from here with immediate delivery.